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Hungary's Orban steps up anti-migrant rhetoric as election nears

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday ratcheted up his fierce anti-immigration rhetoric as he urged voters to reelect him in April for a third term, branding the opposition as out of touch and "hopeless".

Hungary unveils tougher proposed 'Stop Soros' laws

Budapest - The Hungarian government unveiled a tougher version of its package of planned laws targeting NGOs funded by the American billionaire George Soros on Tuesday.

Hungarian midwife asks for clemency over jail term

Budapest - A Hungarian midwife and advocate of women's birthing rights has appealed for a presidential pardon after she was convicted over the deaths of two babies born at home.

Hungary church scraps Nazi ally's memorial set for Holocaust day

Budapest - A Budapest church said Thursday it had cancelled a controversial mass and memorial for Hungary's Nazi-allied wartime leader Miklos Horthy scheduled for the United Nations Holocaust day.

Hungary Jews angered by rightwing memorial on Holocaust day

Budapest - Hungary's main Jewish organisation lashed out Wednesday against a senior member of the ruling Fidesz party for participating in a memorial for a Nazi-allied wartime leader to be held on a Holocaust remembrance day.

Trump ex-advisor wanted in Hungary on guns warrant

Budapest - Hungarian authorities have been holding an active arrest warrant since 2016 for Sebastian Gorka, a former national security advisor to US President Donald Trump, according to local police and media.The Hungarian news site 444.

NGOs blast Hungary's planned 'Stop Soros' laws

Budapest - Twenty-four Hungarian NGOs on Friday slammed as "dishonest" planned "Stop Soros" laws billed as cracking down on illegal immigration, saying the real targets are critics of the government.

Hungary plans 'Stop Soros' laws amid refugee row

Budapest - Hungary published details Thursday of tough anti-immigration laws named after "public enemy" George Soros amid a row over claims Budapest covered up a hike in refugee arrivals.

Hungary to hold general election April 8

Budapest - Hungary will hold general elections on April 8, the president said Thursday, with controversial right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban tipped to win a third consecutive term.

Hungary event postponed over invite for gay provocateur

Budapest - A conference sponsored by the Hungarian government has been postponed because of objections over keynote speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay provocateur and former Breitbart editor, organisers said Tuesday.

Yiannopoulos to open Hungary government conference

Budapest - Serial provocateur and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos is due to open a conference next month organised by the Hungarian government that also features a prominent German right-wing activist.

Friendly 'robocop' helps police in Hungary

Szolnok - A talkative little robot has been enlisted by police in Hungary to help bring an electric jolt to presentations in schools and pensioner clubs."Hi kids!

Sleepless locals tire of Budapest party paradise

Budapest - Bigger than Prague and some say more beautiful, Budapest's belle epoque boulevards, cafes and locals playing chess in steaming outdoor thermal spas have long attracted tourists. But for some locals the city's tourism sector is booming too literally.

Hungary hails EU chief's refugee quota rejection

Budapest - Hungary's rightwing government, a fierce opponent of mass immigration, on Thursday welcomed EU President Donald Tusk's rejection of mandatory refugee quotas.

'Inclusive' Hungary playgrounds for disabled kids

Budapest - Shrieks of laughter by non-disabled and disabled children having fun together at Hungarian playgrounds are becoming more common thanks to some determined parents turned innovative designers.

Soros rebukes 'bad' Hungary PM Orban

Budapest - US billionaire George Soros launched a fresh broadside Friday at Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, accusing him of taking an anti-democratic turn and of creating a "mafia regime".

Hungary tycoon in anti-PM graffiti slur

Budapest - A long-running spat between Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban and his millionaire ex-college roommate has taken a lewd twist after Lajos Simicska was pictured apparently daubing a poster with anti-Orban graffiti.

Soros blasts 'lies' of Hungary government campaign

Budapest - George Soros spoke out Monday for the first time about Hungary's "survey" on the US financier and philanthropist's views and alleged intentions on immigration, accusing Budapest of "distortions and outright lies".

Hungary says millionth passport granted to new citizens abroad

Budapest - Hungary said Wednesday that a million people had been granted citizenship since the 2010 introduction of a controversial fast-track naturalisation scheme for ethnic Hungarians living abroad.

Hungary anger over US 'objective' media funding plan

Budapest - Hungary expressed "shock" Wednesday at a US plan to finance independent media outlets outside Budapest, a move it called "intervention in an ally's internal affairs".
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